Since 1972, locals have entrusted their swimming pools and hot tubs to the experts at the family-owned Sahara Pools. The certified technicians are available for both seasonal and extended maintenance, whether clients simply need help prepping their pools for summertime or would like regular assistance with surface skimming, vacuuming, brushing, water testing, and chemical balancing. They also offer customized maintenance and pool renovations and repairs, and update chlorine sanitization systems to more eco-friendly (and skin-friendly) salt-based systems. Seasonal and extended maintenance plans can include water surface skimming, debris-vacuuming, emptying pump baskets, filter backwash, and visual and chemical inspections of the water.
Beyond offering top-notch service, Sahara Pools carries a wide selection of equipment—from robotic cleaning systems, filters, pumps, heats, and basic brushes—from reliable brands such as Raypack, Hayward, Polaris, Zodiac, Jandy, and Aquabot. Patio furniture, including umbrellas, propane fire tables, and chef-approved grills and smokers further promote backyard revelry.
Woodbridge Pools and Ski specializes in the recreational enjoyment of water in two of its fundamental states: chlorinated and powdery. During the summer months, it keeps pools cool and inviting with installations, filters, chemicals, and accessories. When the weather turns colder and locals trade in their Speedos for the slopes, the company unveils its inventory of employee-tested winter-sports equipment by brands such as Burton, Arbor, Flow, and DC, as well as rentals of Völkl skis and snowboards and professional tune-ups.
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area has been an welcome destination for skiers, snowboarders, and snowtubers of all ages since 1975. Boasting 23 slopes and trains sprinkled about 125 skiable acres, the resort strives to be accessible to all, with lodging options to suit all budgets and skiing and snowboarding classes catering to first-timers, children, and uncoordinated snowmen. And the fun isn't restricted to winter months?throughout the year, Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is home to a wide range of activities and events, including an annual wurst festival, chicken wing cook off, and an autumn timber festival complete with chainsaw artists and lumberjack demonstrations.
Opened in 1998, Floyd Hall Arena welcomes skaters of all sizes to practice their axels and slap shots on two NHL-sized ice rinks. In addition to youth hockey and Learn to Skate programs with professional instructors, the rink hosts public skating sessions each week so that casual skaters can loop the rink as their leisure and more advanced skaters can test out prototypes of hand skates. Patrons can take a look at upcoming public skating times by checking the monthly event schedule, found here.
Urban Sherpa assists thrill seekers yearning to explore gorgeous slopes by guiding them through adventurous outdoor getaways. Escape the banality of indoor living at Hunter Mountain, a quick 2.5-hour jaunt from the city, featuring snowy streams of verticals, moguls, and run-outs for experts and beginners alike. With the first deal, aspiring mountain-surfers can take advantage of Hunter's Learn-to-Ride center, where they'll be trained in the basics of skiing or boarding before practicing their new skills on one of Hunter's 14 trails specially designed for beginners and families. Beginners can also toss aside their makeshift skis made from jumbo popsicle sticks and get premium skis or a board for their day on the mountain.
Despite the adventure that the urban landscape of New York has to offer, some city dwellers can’t shake the itch to climb boulders, hike mountain trails, and surge through whitewater rapids. One group of New Yorkers decided to remedy this, organizing weekend retreats to places such as the Adirondacks and New Hampshire's White Mountains. As word of their adventures grew, more and more people asked to join, and thus began Outdoor Connections. Today, its guides lead outings for adventurers of all fitness levels, from a day of apple picking, hiking, and wine to full-moon hikes with campfire roasts and unabashed howling. Loading up large passenger vans, Outdoor Connections' team takes guests to places such as state parks and preserves in the Adirondacks and Catskills, as well as along the Hudson River Valley and Delaware and Lehigh Rivers.